Bushwalking with her Grandfather sparked Nikki’s interest in nature. Later, after scouting and mountaineering, Nikki discovered bush survival skills. She has since studied with many wilderness educators including Jon Young, Nature Philosophy Australia, Wilderness Awareness School and Deep Ecology with Joanna Macey. Nikki spent 2010 living in the bush, employing all of her bush survival skills.
Passionate about living simply, Sam has learnt and researched bush skills since he was a lad. A perfectionist and a bush scientist, Sam researches, tests and experiments to find the best ways of doing things. Sam’s knowledge is deep and combined with his humor and fantastic storytelling ability, there’s never a dull moment.
With a background in design, art and architecture and an enduring passion in all things natural and sustainable, Jo has focused on learning the ancient skills of foraging, preparation, dying, weaving and cord making, as shared by the Yolngu women visited every year in Arnhem Land by Jo, Sam and their 2 children.
A qualified school teacher – with additional training in nature immersive education – who finds wild nature to be the best ‘classroom’ to work in. Mahli is determined to co-create ‘wild village’ experiences, and through imaginative storytelling, encouraging curiosity, and nature play, Mahli is in his element guiding the young and young at heart.
Nature is your greatest teacher. If you cannot come to a course, just get outside and spend some time observing and learning from the masters